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Trending: Aug 23-Aug 30, 2015 – Ravi Vora, CEO of Strategic Brands at Flipkart, quits after a little over four years at the company

 

Ravi Vora, CEO of Strategic Brands at Flipkart, quits after a little over four years at the company
Ravi Vora, CEO of Strategic Brands at Flipkart, quits after a little over four years at the company - MediaNama.com
You’re reading it here first: Ravi Vora, CEO of Strategic Brands at Flipkart, has quit, after a little over four years at the company. An official Flipkart Email
Why top executives are leaving startups like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Ola & others?
Why top executives are leaving startups like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Ola & others? - Market Realist
India’s inflation has eased in recent months but not as far as the man or woman on the street is concerned, and that poses a challenge, Raghuram Rajan, governor of the country’s central bank said Monday. Email
Amazon India launches household supplies store as new category; More than 40 household supplies brands including Vim, Surf and others will now sell on Amazon
Amazon India launches household supplies store as new category; More than 40 household supplies brands including Vim, Surf and others will now sell on Amazon - ET Retail
With the household supplies store, the category will now offer 40,000 products from 5000 Indian & international brands, Amazon said… Email
What Nestle & Unilever can learn from Flipkart on dealing with brand crises?
What Nestle & Unilever can learn from Flipkart on dealing with brand crises? - Business Standard
Lessons from Flipkart’s ‘Big Billion Day Sale’in 2014 and how they handled customer disappointment and prevented a social media disaster Email
CEOs of two start-ups bought by Flipkart quit in less than six months after Indias largest e-commerce firm struck these deals
Anurag Dod, head of AdIQuity Technologies, and Tanuj Mendiratta, head of Appiterate, have left Flipkart Email
Coursera raises $49.5 million from Times Internet, others; Firm will use funds to source new content, expand global reach and improve learning experience

Firm will use the funds to source new content, expand its global reach, and continue to improve the learning experience for its users Email
FirstCry presents one million gift boxes to new mothers in hospitals across the country as part of its new micro-marketing strategy
After reading this feature, you will know why the super annoying habit of giving a candy instead of a rupee coin is doomed to rest in peace. Email
Grofers, a hyperlocal delivery company and OYO Rooms, a budget hotel chain among 50 companies that may be the next start-up unicorns
Flipkart, the eCommerce portal biggie, which was planning to go ‘app only’ from September this year, has now put its plans on hold. As per a report published Email
Online marketplace Royzez to spend Rs 100 crore on marketing and advertising efforts this fiscal to compete with bigger giants like Flipkart, Snapdeal
The company launched its flagship 4G LTE device ‘Speed 7’ at Rs12,999 in India in partnership with Snapdeal Email
Within few months, the Gurgaon-based startup aggregates about 3,300 heavy machines on its portal through 400 construction companies across India
Within few months, the Gurgaon-based startup aggregates about 3,300 heavy machines on its portal through 400 construction companies across India - ET Retail
Within few months, the Gurgaon-based startup has aggregated about 3,300 heavy machines on its portal through 400 construction companies across India… Email
Flipkart keeps app plan on hold to assess how it will impact sales in big-ticket categories
Flipkart keeps app plan on hold to assess how it will impact sales in big-ticket categories - Economic Times
According to Internet & Mobile Association of India and KPMG, India is projected to have 236 million mobile Internet users by 2016. Email
Tata Opportunities Fund, the third-party private equity fund advised by Tata Capital, looking to raise a second fund next year of nearly $600 million
Tata Opportunities Fund, the third-party private equity fund advised by Tata Capital, looking to raise a second fund next year of nearly $600 million - The Indian Express
Would you like to take your friends along when you go online shopping (or should be say mobile shopping as this would be driven via an app)? Well now that Email
Spencer’s Retail hires two senior professionals to accelerate expansion and boost profitability amid high online competition
Spencer's Retail hires two senior professionals to accelerate expansion and boost profitability amid high online competition - Economic Times
The retail chain is accelerating its path to profitability by shutting unviable stores, keeping a close eye on costs. Email
Foodtech company Yumist hires Pankaj Kumar Sharma, former cofounder of online food marketplace Langhar, as its chief technology officer
Foodtech company Yumist hires Pankaj Kumar Sharma, former cofounder of online food marketplace Langhar, as its chief technology officer - Times of India
It is also rolling out a device for tapless ordering for top customers, whose data history of preferences is available with them. With this device, customers .. Email
How Flipkarts Ping aims to redefine e-commerce through the messenger?
How Flipkarts Ping aims to redefine e-commerce through the messenger? - Economic Times
The currently invite-only feature has increased the app size by about 2 MB. Once the resting is over, the feature will be rolled out to all users. Email
Shailendra Katyal Takes Over Lenovo India’s E-commerce, Strategy and Analytics Division; will report to Rahul Agarwal, Managing Director, Lenovo India
Shailendra Katyal Takes Over Lenovo India's E-commerce, Strategy and Analytics Division; will report to Rahul Agarwal, Managing Director, Lenovo India - Gizbot
Lenovo India, today announced the appointment of Shailendra Katyal as Director – Ecommerce, Strategy and Analytics. Email
After SRSGrocery.com, SRS Group to open 3 more online portals; plans to invest Rs 100 crore in the next five years in its retail arm
After SRSGrocery.com, SRS Group to open 3 more online portals; plans to invest Rs 100 crore in the next five years in its retail arm - Global Risk Insights
The company plans to invest Rs 100 crore in the next five years in its retail arm through internal accruals, said founder and chief executive Anil Jindal… Email
Surpluss.in enters into a strategic partnership with leading ecommerce player Amazon to sell refurbished smartphones in India
Surpluss.in enters into a strategic partnership with leading ecommerce player Amazon to sell refurbished smartphones in India - Real Time News, India
“This partnership with Amazon will enable us to leverage their strengths and innovations in technology to reach out to wider set of consumers across India. Th.. Email
Arjun Rampal and Ileana D’cruz set to walk the ramp for online fashion portal Jabong at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) winter-festive 2015
Arjun Rampal and Ileana D'cruz set to walk the ramp for online fashion portal Jabong at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) winter-festive 2015 - The Indian Express
Arjun Rampal and Ileana D’cruz are set to walk the ramp for online fashion portal Jabong at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) winter-festive 2015. Email
Jolly Food Fellow receives Rs 2 crore from an angel investor The 1947 to expand operations
Jolly Food Fellow receives Rs 2 crore from an angel investor The 1947 to expand operations - Economic Times
Ahmedabad-based Jolly Food Fellow, founded by IITians Rajiv Sharma and Niraj Harlalka, enables food vendors to gather analytical insight about their consumers. Email
Future Group ropes in former group IT director of Tesco Vinod Bidarkoppa to beef up tech team
Future Group ropes in former group IT director of Tesco Vinod Bidarkoppa to beef up tech team - Economic Times
Future Group founder Kishore Biyani said the company will hire some more people from data analytics and banking sectors to beef up its technology team. Email
Startups face valuation bumps, VC investors asking questions on key business metrics; turmoil in the capital markets will only magnify the concerns
Startups face valuation bumps, VC investors asking questions on key business metrics; turmoil in the capital markets will only magnify the concerns - Economic Times
The turmoil in the capital markets will only magnify the concerns around frothy valuation and potentially result in quality investors becoming more picky. Email
EazyDiner raises a fresh round of funding of $3 million or Rs 19.9 crore from Saama Capital and existing investor DSG Consumer Partners
EazyDiner raises a fresh round of funding of $3 million or Rs 19.9 crore from Saama Capital and existing investor DSG Consumer Partners - Daily News & Analysis
Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 will be available in flash sale tomorrow, on August 25 via e-commerce retailer Flipkart at Rs 5,999. The sale starts at 12 PM Email
Askmebazaar.com launches their next-day delivery service in Kolkata; ropes in five channel partners along side 70 stores
Askmebazaar.com launches their next-day delivery service in Kolkata; ropes in five channel partners along side 70 stores - ET Retail
The company has roped in five channel partners who would serve as the logistic arm of the company along side 70 stores in the city that would help meet the re.. Email
App-based fashion retailer Voonik acqui-hires Trialkart, a startup that gives a virtual dressing room experience to users
App-based fashion retailer Voonik acqui-hires Trialkart, a startup that gives a virtual dressing room experience to users - YourStory.com
Myntra, which recently shut its website to go app only, also wants to focus heavily on building capabilities around image recognition… Email
TinyOwl to launch a platform for food internet startups and home chefs, potentially heating up competition with aggregatorbased models Zomato and Food Panda
TinyOwl to launch a platform for food internet startups and home chefs, potentially heating up competition with aggregatorbased models Zomato and Food Panda - The Hindu
The startup will provide a full stack of technology services to internetfirst restaurants, or restaurants based solely on a delivery model, listed on its plat.. Email
FashionAndYou expands team, appoints Anurag Sharma, Shyam Katuri as apparel, non-apparel sourcing leads
FashionAndYou expands team, appoints Anurag Sharma, Shyam Katuri as apparel, non-apparel sourcing leads - ET Retail
By 2020, it is estimated that online fashion retail will make up almost 35% of the total revenue generated by e-retail in India… Email
Pepperfry takes on lease 1,800 sq ft of retail space in Mumbai high street, becoming the latest e-tailer to have an offline presence as well
Pepperfry takes on lease 1,800 sq ft of retail space in Mumbai high street, becoming the latest e-tailer to have an offline presence as well - Economic Times
Online furniture retailer Pepperfry has taken on lease 1,800 sq ft of retail space in Mumbai high street, becoming the latest e-tailer to have an offline presence as well. Email
How SBI is planning to tap Bengalurus startup ecosystem and engage with early-stage firms?
A dozen startups pitched before an SBI team. These startups included en-Stage, Novopay, Happay, Vote4Cash, Probe Equity & Capital Float. Email
Online eyewear retailer Lenskart to invest about Rs 60 crore to set up a manufacturing facility in the country in the next three to six months
Online eyewear retailer Lenskart to invest about Rs 60 crore to set up a manufacturing facility in the country in the next three to six months - Times of India
Lenskart is also working on strenghthening its offline presence by creating partnerships with large-format retailers and eye-care hospital chains… Email
How Can Luxury Fashion Brands Overcome the Challenges of E-Commerce?
How Can Luxury Fashion Brands Overcome the Challenges of E-Commerce?
Laura Shepard & Ioana Comsa

This research will deal with the challenges luxury brands are facing when implementing e-commerce into theirbusiness.
Karol Bagh Saree House- Foray into the Online Space
Karol Bagh Saree House- Foray into the Online Space (Premium)
For over 50 years, Karol Bagh Saree House (KBSH) has successfully integrated the individual tastes of India’s distinctive women with traditional craftsmanship. Sanjhi Agarwal caught up with Sanya Dhir, Brand Director, KBSH, about the brand’s foray into the online space. Email
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10 Most Absurd Things Banned On Politically Correct College Campuses – Listverse

The National Union of Students Women’s Campaign, a feminist college student group in Britain, announced in March 2015 that they would ban clapping at their future conferences held at UK colleges.The feminist group claimed that the act of clapping could “trigger some people’s anxiety,” and therefore should be banned from all of their conferences. Instead, the feminist students instructed those who attend conferences to use jazz hands—to wave their hands silently in the air—when they wished to display approval. A delegate of the group said that replacing clapping with silent jazz hands was a way to create “a more inclusive atmosphere.” You never know what sounds might trigger anxiety.

Source: 10 Most Absurd Things Banned On Politically Correct College Campuses – Listverse

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10 Common Professions With Secretly Fascinating Origins – Listverse

What do barbers and surgeons have in common? Why did the first computer programmer never get to program a computer? And why did making a telephone call onc

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Today, the stereotypical flight attendant is a beautiful woman in a tight skirt. But the very first flight attendants were exclusively male. Known as “couriers,” they often included the young sons of the businessmen who sponsored early flights. As air travel became more common, the responsibility of attending to passengers and serving drinks actually fell to the co-pilot. Professional flight attendants were only hired again in the 1930s, when the first female flight attendants are recorded. The women in question were actually nurses, since airlines believed passengers would feel much safer with medical assistance to hand.

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What does evergreen mean? 

Term of the Day

evergreen

A type of contract that rolls over on a continuous basis until one of the obligated parties cancels it. Each contractual period typically covers a short amount of time so the continuation of the agreement may occur multiple times during a one year period.Learn more about this termUsage ExampleIt was an evergreen contract and I tried to explain to him what it meant, because he called me asking for answers.

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What is a paradigm? definition and meaning

paradigm

Intellectual perception or view, accepted by an individual or a society as a clear example, model, or pattern of how things work in the world. This term was used first by the USscience fiction historian Thomas Kuhn (1922-96) in his 1962 book ‘The Structure Of Scientific Revolution’ to refer to theoretical frameworks within which all scientific thinking and practices operate. See also paradigm shift.

 

Use paradigm in a sentence

  • The paradigm for declaring war on another country shifted from one of offense which was to gain territory to one of prevention of another war.
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  • The office environment was stifling and discouraging, as the paradigm that they operated in was one of tradition, that ignored new ideas in favor of doing things the way they had always done.
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  • Many people consider the game of football a paradigmfor life, with its kickoffs standing in for childhood beginnings and quarterbacks and coaches modeling the bosses of an adult career.
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Guatemala: Corruption scandal moves closer to Guatemalan president
Associated Press

Guatemala’s Supreme Court has taken the first step in allowing impeachment proceedings against President Otto Perez Molina and his former Vice President Roxana Baldetti has been ordered to stand trial in a fraud case that has pushed the country into political crisis.

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Ukraine: Money still rules Ukraine
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[DCN] Daily Corruption News

Today’s top story

Guatemala: Guatemala president rejects calls to quit over corruption
Bloomberg

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina rejected accusations that he was involved in a corruption scandal and rebuffed critics who said he should resign five months before his term expires.

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VICE PRESIDENT RELEASES THE BOOK ‘MODERN THOUGHT LEADERS- LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI MEMORIAL LECTURES (1997-2014)’
PM meets Shri Balwant Kumawat from Bhilwara, Rajasthan
Text of PM’s closing remarks at Forum for India Pacific Island Countries (FIPIC) Summit, Jaipur
PM’s bilateral meetings on the sidelines of Second FIPIC Summit
Text of PM’s opening remarks at Forum for India Pacific Island Countries (FIPIC) Summit, Jaipur
Union Home Minister reviews Preparation for National Workshop on SMART Policing
Shri Justice Ajit Singh to Perform the Duties of the Office of the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court
Appointment of Additional Judges in Gauhati High Court
Financial assistance from NSDF to athlete Vikas Gowda for training during 2014-15 and 2015-16
Financial assistance from NSDF to Saina Nehwal for availing of the services of Personal Coach and purchase of equipments
Financial assistance from NSDF under TOP Scheme for sending sparring partners and officials with the Indian Wrestling Team to USA for training and participation in competition during August-September, 2015
E-Auction of First Batch of Private FM Radio Phase III Channels Continues; 80 Rounds of Bidding Completed at the End of Day 20
North-East Film Festival should become a People’s movement
Finance Minister to Inaugurate Two Day Annual Conference of Chief Commissioners / Director Generals of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax on Monday, 24th August, 2014
Special it Return Counters to be Organised for Salaried Tax Payers (Including Pensioners) to File Paper Returns Between 24th August to 31st August, 2015 at Pratyaksha Kar Bhawan in National Capital;
Conference on Roadmap to 300 Million Tonnes: Opportunities & Challenges for Secondary Steel Sector Begins Tomorrow
Government of India intends to revive VISL of SAIL by modernization and expansion of its facilities with an investment of Rs. 1000 crore: Minister of Steel & Mines Narendra Singh Tomar
Government formulates policy to promote e-marketing of handloom products
Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 938 Lakh Hectares
National Research Centre on Integrated Farming at East Champaran District Bihar
Health Ministry reviews preparedness on Dengue in Delhi
Storage Status of 91 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on August 20, 2015
India’s nuclear programme has social relevance: Dr. Jitendra Singh

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What is a theory? – parkhe@gmail.com – Gmail

theory

 

A set of assumptions, propositions, or accepted facts that attempts to provide a plausible or rational explanation of cause-and-effect (causal) relationships among a group of observed phenomenon. The word’s origin (from the Greek thorós, a spectator), stresses the fact that all theories are mental models of the perceived reality.

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I heard a theory that beauty marks on your skin are actually wounds from your past lives, that each mark stands for the part of your body where you were injured, ill, or killed in a previous life.

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Extraordinary Brush-Less Paintings – My Modern Metropolis – StumbleUpon

Extraordinary Brush-Less Paintings – My Modern Metropolis – StumbleUpon.

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My August 2015 paintings

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

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Out of 45 PSUs, no independent directors in 28 including Coal India, SBI, PNB, GAIL – The Economic Times

Out of 45 PSUs, no independent directors in 28 including Coal India, SBI, PNB, GAIL – The Economic Times.

Avery sad saga of Maximum Government and Zero Governance and sleeping regulator!

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Skill Training to Youth by PSUs

Skill Training to Youth by PSUs

All the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) have been instructed to provide training to youth in their respective sectors. PSUs, like Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Rajasthan Electricals & Instruments Ltd., Instrumentation Ltd., Andrew Yule & Company Ltd., Bharat Pumps & Compressors Ltd., Hooghly Printing Company Ltd., Cement Corporation of India Ltd. are providing training on various subjects such as Advance Management Programme, General Management Programme, Strategic Management Programme, Young Managers Programmes, operation of Electronic Equipments, Test Repair at Instrument level, Test and Repair of Printed Circuit Board, Cables, Power Supply, Mobile Repairing & Servicing, Refrigeration and JAVA, C++, Dot Net, Visual Basic, MS SQL, Oracle, MS Office etc. in the Information Technology Sector.

PSUs under DHI have been given the target to skill 40,000 persons in the year 2015-16 by National Skill Development Council. However, separate funds have not been allocated to the PSUs from this Department for this purpose. The performance of PSUs towards skill development is monitored on monthly and quarterly basis to improve the performance.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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Blue Print for Old Age Homes

Blue Print for Old Age Homes

Section 19 of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act(MWPSC Act), 2007 mandates that State Governments may establish and maintain such number of Old Age Homes at accessible places, as it may deem necessary, in a phased manner, beginning with at least one in each district to accommodate in such homes a minimum of one hundred fifty senior citizens who are indigent. At present, there is no provision for setting up or construction of Old Age Homes, under the Central Sector Scheme of Integrated Programme for Older Persons(IPOP). This Ministry has been providing financial assistance to Non Governmental/ Voluntary Organisations, Panchayati Raj Institutions etc. for running and maintenance of Old Age Home for indigent senior citizens.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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Monitoring of CSR Activitieis

Monitoring of CSR Activitieis

Under Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, profit making companies above a certain threshold are required to spend at least 2 percent of their average net profit made during the three preceding financial years, on CSR activities or specify reasons for failure to spend. The year 2014-15 being the first year of implementation of CSR under the legislation, it is premature to assess the level of compliance under the provision of the Act.

This was stated by Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Corporate Affairs in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Manpower in Organized Sector/ Unorganized Sector

Manpower in Organized Sector/ Unorganized Sector.

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Agency for Road Safety and Traffic Management

Agency for Road Safety and Traffic Management.

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Changes in the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2015

Changes in the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2015.

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Increase in Child Labour

Increase in Child Labour.

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Posts of Independent Directors in Boards of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUS)

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07-August-2015 17:53 IST

Posts of Independent Directors in Boards of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUS)

 

The Boards of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) comprise of functional, Government and non-official Directors. The proposals for appointment of non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs are initiated by the concerned Administrative Ministries/Departments by recommending names of at least 3 eligible persons for each position proposed to be filled. The selection of non-official Directors in respect of all CPSEs is made by the Search Committee which presently consists of Secretary (DoPT) as chairperson, Secretary (DPE), Secretary of the administrative Ministry/Department of the CPSE and 2 non-official Members. The concerned Administrative Ministry/Department appoints the non-official Directors on the basis of recommendations of Search Committee after obtaining the approval of competent authority.

 

The Government has laid down the criteria in terms of educational qualifications, age and experience for persons to be considered for appointment as non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs.

 

During the last three years (2012, 2013 and 2014) and the current year (2015), Search Committee has recommended names of around 516 persons for filling up around 457 positions of non-official Directors in around 212 CPSEs which includes names of around 172 ex-Government Servants, around 136 ex-CMDs/Directors of CPSEs, around 87 Professors/Academicians and around 114 Professionals.

 

The Criteria for selection / appointment of non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs as laid down by the Government are as under;

 

(A) Criteria of Experience

 

·                    Retired Government officials with a minimum of 10 years experience at Joint Secretary level or above.

·                    Persons who have retired as CMD/CEOs of CPSEs and Functional Directors of Schedule ‘A’ CPSEs. The ex-Chief Executives and ex-Functional Directors of the CPSEs will not be considered for appointment as non-official Director on the Board of the CPSE from which they retire. Serving Chief Executives/Directors of CPSEs will not be eligible to be considered for appointment as non-official Directors on the Boards of any CPSEs.

·                    Academicians/Directors of Institutes/Heads of Department and Professors having more than 10 years teaching or research experience in the relevant domain e.g. management, finance, marketing, technology, human resources or law.

·                    Professionals of repute having more than 15 years of relevant domain experience in fields relevant to the company’s area of operation.

·                    Former CEOs of private companies if the company is (a) listed on the Stock Exchanges or (b) unlisted but profit making and having an annual turnover of at least Rs.250 crore.

·                    Persons of eminence with proven track record from Industry, Business or Agriculture or Management.

·                    Serving CEOs and Directors of private companies listed on the Stock Exchanges may also be considered for appointment as part-time non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs in exceptional circumstances.

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Criteria of Educational Qualification

 

Minimum graduate degree from a recognized university.

 

(C)              Criteria of Age

 

The age band should be between 45-65 years (minimum/maximum limit). This could however, be relaxed for eminent professionals, for reasons to be recorded, being limited to 70 years.

 

(D) Reappointment

 

The non-official Directors, will not be re-appointed in the same CPSE after completing a maximum of two tenures, each tenure being for a period of three years.

 

(E)       Appointment in number of CPSEs at the same time

 

One person will not be appointed as non-official Director on the Boards of more than three CPSEs at the same time.

 

(F)       Directorship in private companies

 

A person being considered for appointment as non-official Director on the Board of CPSEs should not hold directorship in more than 10 private companies.

 

This information was given by Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Corporate Affairs in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

 


 

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Social Security of Old Age People

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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
06-August-2015 15:37 IST

Social Security of Old Age People

The Government announced the National Policy on Older Persons (NPOP), 1999. The Policy envisages State support to ensure financial and food security, healthcare, shelter and other needs of older persons, equitable share in development, protection against abuse and exploitation, and availability of services to improve the quality of their lives.

Subsequently, the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act was passed in 2007 to ensure need based maintenance for parents and senior citizens and their welfare. The Act provides for maintenance of parents/senior citizens by children/relatives obligatory and justiciable through Tribunals; revocation of transfer of property by senior citizen in case of negligence by relatives; penal provision for abandonment of senior citizens; establishment of Old Age Homes for indigent senior citizens; adequate medical facilities and security for senior citizens and protection of life and property.

Details of the provisions made by the Government for providing assistance to elderly people and to ensure that such persons live a life of dignity are placed at Annexure.

Provisions made by the Government for providing social security to  the old age people

 

               

1)                  Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment:

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing a Central Sector Scheme of Integrated programme for Older Persons (IPOP) since 1992 with the objective of improving the quality of life of senior citizens by providing basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care and entertainment opportunities and by encouraging productive and active ageing. Under this Scheme, financial assistance (up to 95% in the case of States of Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim and North-eastern states and 90% for rest of the country) is provided to Non-Governmental/Voluntary Organisations, Panchayati Raj Institutions etc. for maintenance of Old Age Homes, Respite Care Homes and Continuous Care Homes, Multi-service centres, mobile medicare units, Day care centres for Alzheimer’s disease /Dementia patients, physiotherapy clinics for older persons etc. The Programme is mainly implemented through Non-Governmental/Voluntary Organisations.

The eligibility criteria for beneficiaries of some important activities/ projects supported under the Scheme are:

  • Old Age Homes – for destitute older persons
  • Mobile Medicare Units – for older persons living in slums, rural and inaccessible areas where proper health facilities are not available
  • Respite Care Homes and Continuous Care Homes – for older persons seriously ill requiring continuous nursing care and respite

Under the Scheme of Integrated Programme for Older Persons (IPOP), online processing of proposals of NGOs has been initiated from the current financial year (2014-15). Cost Norms of Scheme of IPOP have been revised w.e.f. 01-04-2015.

2)                  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Keeping in view the recommendations made in the National Policy on Older Persons, 1999 as well as the State’s obligations under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens, 2007, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had launched the National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE) during the 11th Plan period to address various health related problems of elderly people.  The basic aim of NPHCE is to provide dedicated health care facilities to the elderly people through State Public health delivery system at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, including outreach services. As on date, a total of 104 districts of 24 States/UTs and 8 Regional Geriatric Centres have been covered under the Programme. So far, 930 CHCs, 4439 PHCs and 28767 Sub-centres have been covered under the Programme.

3)                  Ministry of Finance

 

(A)     Health Insurance

Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) vide letter dated 25.5.2009 issued instructions on health insurance for senior citizens to CEOs of all General Health Insurance Companies which, inter-alia, includes:

Ø  Allowing entry into health insurance scheme till 65 years of age,

Ø  Transparency in the premium charged

Ø  Reasons to be recorded for denial of any proposals etc. on all health insurance products catering to the needs of senior citizens.

Ø  Likewise the insurance companies cannot deny renewability without specific reasons.

(B)     Tax Benefits

A number of incentives have been provided under the Income Tax Act, 1961, to a senior citizen (ie., an individual, resident in India, who is of the age of 60 years or more at any time during the relevant previous year). Some such incentives are enumerated below:

  • A Senior Citizen is liable to Income-Tax if his total income exceeds Rs.3 lakh as against the exemption limit of Rs.2.5 lakh applicable in the case of other individuals.  An individual resident in India who is of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the relevant previous year is liable to income tax if his total income exceeds Rs.5 lakh.
  • Any sum deposited in an account under the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004 is eligible for deduction under section 80C of the Income-Tax Act subject to a limit of Rs.1.5 lakh.
  • A deduction of Rs.20,000/- (Rs.15,000/- in other cases) is allowed under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act in respect of premium paid to effect or keep in force an insurance on the health of an individual being a Senior Citizen.
  • A deduction of Rs.60,000/- (Rs.40,000/- in other cases) is allowed under Section 80DDB of the Income-Tax Act on amount of expenditure actually incurred for the treatment of specified diseases in case of a Senior Citizen.
  • No deduction of tax at source is required to be made under Section 193, 194, 194A, 194EE or 194K of the Income Tax Act in case of Senior Citizen if he furnishes to the deductor a declaration to the effect that the tax on his estimated total income of the relevant previous will be nil.
  • Under the Service Tax law, activities relating to advancement of education programmes or skill development relating to persons over the age of 65 years residing in a rural area by an entity registered under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 are exempt from Service Tax.

4)                  Ministry of Rural Development

Old age pension is provided under the Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) which is a component of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), implemented by Ministry of Rural Development. Under IGNOAPS, central assistance of Rs. 200/- per month is provided to persons in the age group of 60-79 years and Rs. 500/- per month to persons of 80 years and above and belonging to below poverty line (BPL) household as per the criteria by Government of India. State/UTs have been requested to contribute at least the same amount under the scheme.

5)                  Ministry of Railways

The following facilities have been extended by Ministry of Railways from time    to time to senior citizens:

  • As per rules, male Senior Citizens of minimum 60 years and lady Senior Citizens of minimum 58 years are granted concession in the basic fares of all classes of Mail/Express/Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatbdi/Duronto group of trains. The element of concession is 40% for men and 50% for women.

No proof of age is required at the time of purchasing tickets.  However, they are required to carry some documentary proof as prescribed showing their age or date of birth and have to produce it if demanded by on-board ticket checking staff.  Senior Citizens can book reserve tickets across the reservation counters as well as through internet.

  • In the computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS), there is a provision to allot lower berths to Senior Citizens, Female passengers of 45 years and above automatically, even if no choice is given, subject to availability of accommodation at the time of booking.
  • In all trains having reserved accommodation, a combined quota of two lower births per coach has been earmarked in sleeper, A/C 3 tier and A/C 2 tier classes for the Senior Citizens, Female passengers aged 45 years above and pregnant women when travelling alone.
  • Accommodation is also earmarked for Senior Citizens during specified hours on suburban sections by Central and Western Railways.
  • Instructions exist for provisions of wheel chairs at stations.  This facility is provided, duly escorted by coolies on payment as per present practice.  Moreover, Zonal Railways have also been advised to provide free of cost ‘Battery Operated Vehicles for Disabled and Old Aged passengers’ at Railway Stations.
  • After departure of the train, if there are vacant lower berths available in the train and if any physically handicapped person booked on the authority of handicapped concession or a senior citizen, who has been allotted upper/middle berth, approaches for allotment of vacant lower berths, the on-board Ticket Checking Staff has been authorised to allot the vacant lower berth to them making necessary entries in the chart.
  • Separate counters are earmarked at various Passengers Reservation System (PRS) centres for dealing with the reservation requisitions received from physically handicapped persons, senior citizens, ex-MPS, MLAs accredited journalists and freedom fighters, if the average demand per shift not less than 120 tickets. In case there is no justification for earmarking of an exclusive counter for any of these categories of persons including handicapped persons or senior citizens, one or two counters depending upon the total demand are earmarked for dealing with the reservation requests for all these categories of persons.

 

6)                  Ministry of Home Affairs:

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued two detailed advisories dated 27-3-2008 and 30-8-2013 to all States Governments/UTs advising them to take immediate measures to ensure safety and security and for elimination of all forms of neglect, abuse and violence against old persons through initiatives such as identification of senior citizens, sensitization of police personnel regarding safety, security of older persons, regular visit of the beat staff; setting up of toll free senior citizen helpline; setting up of senior citizen security cell; verification of domestic helps, drivers etc.

 

7)                  Ministry of Civil Aviation:

In order to facilitate the passengers, particularly senior citizens, expectant mothers, passengers with disability, first time travellers etc. all the stakeholders have been instructed to ensure that the following requirements are complied:

  • Airline /airport operator shall ensure provision of automated buggies free of charge for all senior citizens, in the terminal building to facilitate their access to boarding gates located beyond reasonable walking distance at all airports having annual aircraft movements of 50,000 or more. This facility may be extended to other needy passengers on demand basis free of charge.
  • Airport operators shall provide small trolleys after security check for carriage of hand baggage (permitted as per regulation) up to the boarding gate.
  • Airport operator shall adequately display information regarding availability of automated buggies and small trolleys in the terminal building at prominent locations including dos and don’ts regarding the same. This shall also be published on the website of the airport operator.
  • Further, Air India offers 50% discount to senior citizens on the highest economy class Basic Fare. The discount is offered to those who have completed 63 years of age on the date of commencement of journey.
  • Senior citizens can also avail multi-level fares offered by Air India on each sector for travel on domestic sectors, starting from a low level advance purchase fares which facilitate early selling to the highest one.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today.


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National Council for Senior Citizens

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Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

06-August-2015 15:38 IST

National Council for Senior Citizens

As per information provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs, data on crime committed against senior citizens are not maintained centrally. “Police” and “Public Order” are State Subjects and, as such the primary responsibility of prevention detection, registration, investigation and prosecution of crime including crime against citizens lies with the States/UT Administrations, However, the Union Government attaches highest priority to matters of security of its citizens through various schemes and advisories augments the efforts of States/UTs.

The Government has already constituted the “National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSrC)” by renaming of the “National Council for Older Persons(NCOP)” vide Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment’s Resolution No.15-40(4)/2010-11/AG dated 17th February, 2012 published in the Gazette of India(Extra Ordinary) dated 22nd February, 2012.

The mandate of the National Council of Senior Citizens is to advise the Central and State Governments on the entire gamut of issues related to the welfare of senior citizens and enhancement of their quality of life, with special reference to the following:-

i. Policies, programmes and legislative measures;

ii. Promotion of physical and financial security, health and independent and productive living; and

iii. Awareness generation and community mobilization.

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched the National Programme for Health Care of Elderly(NPHCE) during the 11th Plan Period to address various health related problems of elderly people. The basic aim of NPHCE is to provide dedicated healthcare facilities to the elderly people through State Public Health delivery system at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, including outreach services. This Programme is presently being implemented in 104 district of the country, through State Governments, under the overall umbrella of National Health Mission.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today.

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TRAI Releases Telecom Consumers Protection (Eighth Amendment) Regulations, 2015

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Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

07-August-2015 18:01 IST

TRAI Releases Telecom Consumers Protection (Eighth Amendment) Regulations, 2015

TRAI today issued the “Telecom Consumers Protection (Eighth Amendment) Regulations, 2015” to protect the interest of consumers using wireless data service.

 

TRAI has been receiving several complaints from consumers regarding non-availability of information relating to the amount of data used during a data session. The service providers offer concessional tariff for data, up to a certain limit, through Special Tariff Vouchers or Combo Vouchers (data packs), add on packs and also through certain tariff plans. The tariff for any usage beyond the specified limit is substantially higher. Therefore if the customer unknowingly exceed the limit for concessional tariff, it results in substantial charges being levied, leading to sudden bill shock or unexpected deduction of balance amount.  The consumers have also voiced their concern about activation of internet service on mobile phones without their consent and deduction of charges for data usage.  For addressing these concerns of the customers, TRAI proposed certain measures for public consultation through the draft Telecom Consumers Protection (Eighth Amendment) Regulations, 2015 issued on 29th April, 2015. Comments of stakeholders were sought up to 26.05.2015.    Keeping in view the comments received during this consultation process and discussions with the service providers and their industry associations, TRAI today issued the Telecom Consumers Protection (Eighth Amendment) Regulations, 2015, the salient features of which are given below:-

i)        Information to consumers relating to usage of data: Service providers have been mandated to provide, through SMS or USSD—

(a)Information to mobile data users regarding data used, after every 10MB of data usage to all mobile data users except users of special data packs (STV/Combo/add-on-pack). The consumers to be provided an option to opt out if they do not desire to receive such information.

(b) Information to users of various of special data packs (STV/Combo/add-on-pack), whenever the limit of data usage reaches 50%, 90% and 100% of data available in the account of the subscriber or when the data balance available in the account of the subscriber reaches 500 MB, 100 MB and 10 MB.  Further the consumer shall be informed about the details of tariff applicable after exhausting the data limit, when the data limit reaches 90% or the data balance available in the account reaches 10 MB.

(c) An alert to international roaming customer cautioning him to deactivate data service if he does not intend to use data services.

The service providers’ have been given time till 1st November 2015 for implementation.

ii)      Activation or Deactivation of data services:

(a)    Data services should be activated only with the explicit consent of the subscriber through a toll free short code 1925.  The data services could also be deactivated through the toll free short code 1925.

(b)   Data services through Special Tariff Voucher or Combo Voucher or add-on pack will be deemed to have been activated with consent till the expiry of the validity period of the voucher/pack or on the consumption of entire data, whichever is earlier.

(c)    The customers should also be informed through SMS at periodic intervals about the prescribed procedure for deactivation of data.

 

The service providers’ have been given time till 1stSeptember 2015 for implementation.

The “Telecom Consumers Protection (Eighth Amendment) Regulations, 2015” is available on TRAI website http://www.trai.gov.in. For any further clarifications please contact Mr. A. Robert J. Ravi, Advisor (QOS) on 011-23230404.

 

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Posts of Independent Directors in Boards of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUS)

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Ministry of Corporate Affairs

07-August-2015 17:53 IST

Posts of Independent Directors in Boards of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUS)

 

The Boards of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) comprise of functional, Government and non-official Directors. The proposals for appointment of non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs are initiated by the concerned Administrative Ministries/Departments by recommending names of at least 3 eligible persons for each position proposed to be filled. The selection of non-official Directors in respect of all CPSEs is made by the Search Committee which presently consists of Secretary (DoPT) as chairperson, Secretary (DPE), Secretary of the administrative Ministry/Department of the CPSE and 2 non-official Members. The concerned Administrative Ministry/Department appoints the non-official Directors on the basis of recommendations of Search Committee after obtaining the approval of competent authority.

 

The Government has laid down the criteria in terms of educational qualifications, age and experience for persons to be considered for appointment as non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs.

 

During the last three years (2012, 2013 and 2014) and the current year (2015), Search Committee has recommended names of around 516 persons for filling up around 457 positions of non-official Directors in around 212 CPSEs which includes names of around 172 ex-Government Servants, around 136 ex-CMDs/Directors of CPSEs, around 87 Professors/Academicians and around 114 Professionals.

 

The Criteria for selection / appointment of non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs as laid down by the Government are as under;

 

(A) Criteria of Experience

 

·                    Retired Government officials with a minimum of 10 years experience at Joint Secretary level or above.

·                    Persons who have retired as CMD/CEOs of CPSEs and Functional Directors of Schedule ‘A’ CPSEs. The ex-Chief Executives and ex-Functional Directors of the CPSEs will not be considered for appointment as non-official Director on the Board of the CPSE from which they retire. Serving Chief Executives/Directors of CPSEs will not be eligible to be considered for appointment as non-official Directors on the Boards of any CPSEs.

·                    Academicians/Directors of Institutes/Heads of Department and Professors having more than 10 years teaching or research experience in the relevant domain e.g. management, finance, marketing, technology, human resources or law.

·                    Professionals of repute having more than 15 years of relevant domain experience in fields relevant to the company’s area of operation.

·                    Former CEOs of private companies if the company is (a) listed on the Stock Exchanges or (b) unlisted but profit making and having an annual turnover of at least Rs.250 crore.

·                    Persons of eminence with proven track record from Industry, Business or Agriculture or Management.

·                    Serving CEOs and Directors of private companies listed on the Stock Exchanges may also be considered for appointment as part-time non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs in exceptional circumstances.

·

Criteria of Educational Qualification

 

Minimum graduate degree from a recognized university.

 

(C)              Criteria of Age

 

The age band should be between 45-65 years (minimum/maximum limit). This could however, be relaxed for eminent professionals, for reasons to be recorded, being limited to 70 years.

 

(D) Reappointment

 

The non-official Directors, will not be re-appointed in the same CPSE after completing a maximum of two tenures, each tenure being for a period of three years.

 

(E)       Appointment in number of CPSEs at the same time

 

One person will not be appointed as non-official Director on the Boards of more than three CPSEs at the same time.

 

(F)       Directorship in private companies

 

A person being considered for appointment as non-official Director on the Board of CPSEs should not hold directorship in more than 10 private companies.

 

This information was given by Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Corporate Affairs in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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10 Big Documentaries Accused Of Skewing Their Facts – Listverse

The humble documentary is a wonderful thing. It can offer a view into a world that is not our own, examine subcultures and the things that make them tick, or shine a light on issues that affect each and every one of us in different ways.Unfortunately for those looking for a straight depiction of the facts, rare is the documentary that is made without having some form of bias behind it. The maker’s personal politics will often play a huge part in dictating the course of the film and, in the worst cases, they will actively misrepresent the information they have gathered to better suit their own argument. Here are 10 examples of documentaries that have been accused of skewing their facts.

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10 Big Documentaries Accused Of Skewing Their Facts – Listverse

In contrast to the previously mentioned An Inconvenient Truth, The Great Global Warming Swindle is a British documentary that takes the opposite tack, and attempts to portray global warming as little more than an alarmist issue that has only been allowed to enter the mainstream consciousness thanks to funding and political issues. It also contests that global warming is a lie, and brings in a number of noted scientists to back up its claims.The film was met with anger and opposition from many in the scientific community almost immediately after its release. John Houghton, who had worked with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and had noticed it was one of the film’s main targets, went so far as to deconstruct the entire premise of the film in a paper.In addition to this, the film also made the assertion that the levels of carbon dioxide released from volcanoes far exceeds that which is caused by humans through man-made devices. The British Antarctic Survey quickly attacked the documentary for its erroneous use of data. The evidence in this case was so overwhelming that the international version of the film omitted the claim altogether, along with around 20 minutes of other footage, reducing its running length to only 52 minutes.To top it all off, the film was also accused of quote-mining by a number of the scientists who were interviewed for it, with MIT professor of physical oceanography Carl Wunsch being among the most vocal opponents of the way his statements were represented in the film, to the point where he threatened legal action.Lee Price is a writer for 411mania.com, WhatCulture and Starburst Magazine, which is published in the UK. He is currently working as a freelance writer. He hopes to one day fund his addiction to video games by writing about video games, and he maintains a sporadically updated blog

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